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Members of Squadron Officer School class 09A participate in a leadership wargame-style simulation as part of their coursework Nov. 13. (Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers) Leadership, teamwork focus of SOS training program
As students at Air University's Squadron Officer School, captains from across the Air Force experience a unique training program. A mix of Air Force and private sector academic expertise, the Leadership Development Simulator, or LDS, is a partnership between Squadron Officer College and Michigan State University. The purpose of the course is to
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2008
An unexploded ordnance disposal expert works to defuse a World War II 500-pound bomb dropped on Germany during the war. (Courtesy photo) AFHRA helps locate unexploded WWII bombs in Germany
A division manager for a survey company in Dresden, Germany, often turns to the Air Force Historical Research Agency when companies want to develop land in Germany. A geologist and explosive ordnance disposal expert, Dietmar Staude has studied the records of the British government, the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and AFHRA here at
0 11/07
2008
Default Air Force Logo Barnes Center NCO runs fifth military marathon
Facing his fifth military marathon with great anticipation of a "fun run," Tech Sgt. James Tetrault boarded an airplane Saturday to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 26.2-mile U.S. Marines Corps Marathon held the next day. The sergeant, an instructional systems designer in educational technology for the Barnes Center, returned to Maxwell
0 10/31
2008
The 42nd Security Forces Squadron offers safety tips for little ghouls and goblins trick-or-treating on Halloween. (Air Force graphic by Michael Paul) Halloween safety a top priority on base
On Halloween night, children at Maxwell and Gunter will go from door to door throughout the housing areas in search of treats and fun. But, as with all events, safety must come first. Fortunately for the Maxwell-Gunter community, when little ghosts and goblins hit the streets during the designated hours of 6 to 8 p.m., the "pumpkin patrol" will be
0 10/21
2008
Default Air Force Logo Maxwell Youth Center offers instructional classes
Pretty little girls in pink ballet shoes "tippy-toeing" in circles and gracefully holding onto imaginary beach balls in a beginning dance class; an excited 5 year old taking his second piano lesson and learning where the middle "C" key is; and five rows of children learning the stance and how to hold their hands when they punch in a beginning Tae
0 10/10
2008
Default Air Force Logo Week-long activities aim to extinguish home fires
Fire Prevention Week is nearly here, and this year's theme is, "Preventing Home Fires." The annual observance begins Sunday and runs through Oct. 11. This year's base activities include fire department tours, displays at the Maxwell Exchange and, of course, Sparky, the fire department mascot. Bill Oldham, Maxwell Fire Department fire prevention
0 10/03
2008
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Tech. Sgt. John Kelley, 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, shows a fuels dispatch log to Col. Patricia Searcy, 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Group commander.  The log includes a number of Airmen who have pumped more than one million gallons of fuel during their deployment.  Colonel Searcy, part of a growing number of deployed women in leadership positions, said the hard work and dedication of the ELRS fuels team is reflected in Airmen across the EMSG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Martinez/Released)
Former Air War College student, instructor joins women commanding in combat
Decades ago, women were limited in the capacity they could serve in the armed forces. Once admitted into the regular armed forces, women were barred from combat roles. Today is different. While women still cannot serve in combat roles such as Pararescue and combat controllers in the Air Force, they are becoming more and more present in combat
0 9/19
2008
Default Air Force Logo All in the family: Brothers graduate officer training together
Two future doctors, who also happen to be brothers, finished Commissioned Officer Training as distinguished graduates Aug. 1 at Officer Training School. The siblings, 2nd Lts. Nicholas and Michael Papacostas, were honored as distinguished graduates, in the top 10 percent of their class. Their standing was calculated by weighing academics as 50
0 8/11
2008
Default Air Force Logo Base gets ‘Twitchy’ with it
One sales associate at the Military Clothing Store on Maxwell knows the answer to "So You Think You Can Dance?" Marie Boss's grandson, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, danced his way into the final rounds of the popular show on the Fox network. Before flying out to Hollywood Wednesday, she wore a T-shirt declaring, "Proud Grandmom of Twitch," and the store's
0 8/08
2008
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